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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UT Tyler remained No. 1, while the rest of the top 10 shuffled around in this week’s 2022 Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Patriots (34-4) were off last week and are No. 1 for the 10th time this season.

Auburn Montgomery (32-7) elevated four spots to No. 2 after taking two-of-three from then-No. 3 Valdosta State in Gulf South Conference action. No. 3 Indianapolis (37-5) captured three wins in Great Lakes Valley Conference play, sweeping UMSL and splitting with then-No. 17 Southern Indiana.

No. 4 Central Oklahoma (38-6) catapulted to No. 4 and extended its win streak to 11 games with four more MIAA victories, including two against then-No. 2 Rogers State (36-6). Texas A&M-Kingsville bumped up to No. 5 following two Lone Star Conference triumphs against St. Mary’s.

Cal State San Marcos (34-6), which dropped three-of-four to Cal State Dominguez Hills, dipped to No. 6. The Cougars were followed by Valdosta State at No. 7 and Rogers State at No. 8. Concordia Irvine swept Holy Names in a four-game PacWest series and landed at No. 9. Idle No. 10 Angelo State rounded out the top 10.

Joining the poll this week is Lenoir-Rhyne at No. 23 and Kutztown at No. 25, while then-No. 15 Lincoln Memorial and then-No. 25 East Stroudsburg dropped out.

The 2022 NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches with two representing each of the eight NCAA regions. Records reflect games played through April 17.

2022 NFCA Division II Top 25 Softball Coaches Poll

April 19 (Week 10)

Rank

School

Points

2022 Record

Prev. Ranking

1

UT Tyler (16)

400

34-4

1

2

Auburn Montgomery

378

32-7

6

3

Indianapolis

351

37-5

5

4

Central Oklahoma

338

38-6

10

5

Texas A&M-Kingsville

328

37-8

8

6

Cal State San Marcos

321

34-6

4

7

Valdosta State

312

28-7

3

8

Rogers State

297

36-6

2

9

Concordia Irvine

271

42-5

7

10

Angelo State

250

32-8

11

11

Tampa

241

27-10

9

12

Augustana

224

32-7

13

13

Anderson

202

35-5

20

14

Lubbock Christian

201

33-7

14

15

Oklahoma Christian

163

34-8

16

16

North Georgia

148

35-13

12

17

Southern Indiana

146

32-10

17

18

Minnesota State

112

32-10

21

19

Texas A&M-Commerce

105

33-11

19

20

West Florida

102

26-11

22

21

Embry-Riddle

48

22-11

18

22

West Texas A&M

46

25-12

23

23

Lenoir-Rhyne

41

34-11

RV

24

Grand Valley State

39

28-5

24

25

Kutztown

28

27-11

RV

New to Poll: No. 23 Lenoir-Rhyne, No. 25 Kutztown

Dropped Out:  No. 15 Lincoln Memorial, No. 25 East Stroudsburg

Receiving Votes: Lincoln Memorial (27), Adelphi (17), Chico State (17), East Stroudsburg (14), Nova Southeastern (12), Colorado Christian (8), Washburn (7), Rollins (5), Northwest Nazarene (1).

The 2022 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches with two representing each of the NCAA’s eight regions. Records reflect games played through April 17.

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